Joho’s ‘fake papers’ case dismissed
A Mombasa High Court has barred the State from investigating and arresting Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho over allegations that he forged his secondary school certificate to qualify for university admission.
Justice Erick Ogola ruled that the Director of Public Prosecutions had violated Hassan Joho’s constitutional rights and questioned the timing of the investigations considering a similar case had been filed in a Nairobi Court in 2013.
The case, which had been filed at the height of the governor’s criticism of the Jubilee government, had questioned the authenticity of his Form Four results slip, claiming that Hassan Joho’s purported examination centre- Serani Secondary School index number was 16032 and not 160092 as shown on the slip.
The prosecution claimed that Hassan Joho’s purported index number at Serani Secondary School was 16032 and not 160092 as shown on the slip.
Joho was represented by lawyers James Orengo, Judy Soweto and Dennis Mosota.
According to Lawyer Mosoto, the will be no further investigations against the governor over the alleged forgery.
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